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Milow – We Must Be Crazy

Over the last five years this Belgian artist Milow (born Jonathan Vandenbroeck) has emerged as one of Europe’s most exciting young talents: a plugged-in singer-songwriter with the ability to touch a crowd and the pop know-how required to make great records. He’s an old-school soul with a new-fashioned sensibility, a troubadour fascinated by technology. Milow’s music gleams with the inherited songcraft of his heroes—Ryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, Jack Johnson—but it also reflects a point of view all his own, with specific concerns about growing pains and the future of his generation. This combination of the intimate and the widescreen has won Milow a devoted fanbase across Europe, not to mention a list of achievements that includes number-one singles, platinum albums, sold-out tours, performances at some of the world’s most prestigious festivals and millions upon millions of YouTube hits. What’s more, he’s accomplished all this as his own boss, releasing music through Homerun Records, a label he founded in his bedroom. “I just never wanted to have to answer to anyone else,” he says of the DIY operation. “It’s always been my call.”

Milow – We Must Be Crazy (Music Video)

You’d understand, then, if Milow were in the mood to give himself a break—especially now that he’s relocated for the time being from Belgium to sunny Southern California, where he once spent a year as an exchange student during high school. For many artists, success means stop; for Milow it’s a reason to go. Instead, he’s excited to embark upon the natural next step of his career: building an audience in the United States. Some high-profile Americans are already on board. Milow has shared the stage with Jack Johnson and Brett Dennen. Even Kanye West is a fan and posted Milow’s cover of “Ayo Technology”—yes, the 50 Cent/Justin Timberlake jam—to his tastemaking blog, helping drive the song’s eye-popping video to its current total of over 50 million views.

Milow – We Must Be Crazy Lyrics:
Tonight the stars i look upon
will shine on after i am gone
where will i be this time
tomorrow when i see them shine
i walk along the avenue
where everything i though i knew
has left me without a clue
empty streets and empty stores
windows covered up the boards
grafity written on the doors

we must be crazy
but you’re so beautiful
live is hasty
just like me and you
all these strangers
working in the graveyards
lovers and haters
we must be crazy

out here in the night
show me the light before i go blind
out here in the night
show me the light before i go blind

tonight the stars i walk below
the same, the birds so long ago
in a nature stolen vertues
all your dreams deserting you

it’s a long live to live
and i’m learing how to forgive
myself for all the things i did

we are ordinarily beautiful
open to be ridiculed
common as the grass that grows so slow

we must be crazy
but you’re so beautiful
live is hasty
just like me and you
all these strangers
working in the graveyards
lovers and haters
we must be crazy

out here in the night
show me the light before i go blind
out here in the night
show me the light before i go blind

whatever changes come my way
whatever changes come my way

we must be crazy
but you’re so beautiful
live is hasty
just like me and you
all these strangers
working in the graveyards
lovers and haters
we must be crazy

out here in the night
show me the light before i go blind
out here in the night
show me the light before i go blind.
Milow - We Must Be Crazy

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